Space policy roundup – Aug.9.2019

A sampling of links to recent space policy, politics, and government (US and international) related space news and resource items that I found of interest:


** Episode 22 – The Dark Lord | Off-Nominal

Eric Berger of Ars Technica joins Jake and Anthony to talk about his recent trip to Boca Chica for Starhopper’s first hop, propellant depots, NASA policy, Artemis, and the passing of his friend, Chris Kraft.

** Back to the Moon [Part 2]: For Science and Exploration | SETI Institute – Presenters include:

  • Doug Caldwell is the Instrument Scientist for the Kepler/K2 Mission and works in the TESS Science Processing Operations Center.
  • Dr. Pascal Lee is a planetary scientist with the SETI Institute, the Mars Institute, and NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.
  • Bruce Pittman has been the Chief System Engineer in the NASA Space Portal Office at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley since 2005.

** Back to the Future: A New Space Age Dawns in Southern California | KCET

“Back to the Future” explores the decline of the industry in Southern California and its resurgence in recent years. We hear first-person testimony from Southern California residents who came of age during the Cold War and Space Race.

** The Space Show – Thu, 08/08/2019Ed Wright gave an update on the update for the upcoming Space Studies Institute Seattle conference in early September.



Shoot for the Moon:
The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11